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8 Ways to Save Cash on a Prom Dress

The big dance is around the corner. Wondering how to get a cheap prom dress? Here are some ways to help your teen score a sweet gown for the special occasion – without making a big dent in the family budget.

MET Beyond Michigan

Whether your child dreams of attending a home-state college or Ivy League university, he or she can reap the benefits of a MET contract.

Do Kids Have Emotional Responses to Spending?

A new University of Michigan study says yes – and that these reactions actually impact children's financial decision-making.

Financial Compatibility Test for Couples

Take our five-question financial compatibility test for couples to see whether mom and dad are a solid money match, or if some budgeting is in order.

5 Reasons Met Should Be On Your Child’s Holiday Wish List

When it comes to meaningful gifts, nothing tops a Michigan Education Trust contract. Here's why.

Should Kids Get Their Own Credit Cards?

A recent study reveals nearly one in five parents give their 8- to 14-year-olds a credit card. Two local experts weigh in on when it's a good idea and how to avoid problems.

MET Savings and Where to Find Them

Small ways your family can save big bucks for college.

10 Biggest Myths About College Savings

Michigan Education Trust clears the air on 10 common misconceptions.

Coupon Clipping 101: How to Save Your Family Big Money

Want to slash your family's grocery bill? The moms behind some savvy blogs say coupons are key. They dish their best tips for southeast Michigan parents.

How to Talk to Aging Parents About Their Future Care

It can be a sticky subject. But financial planning for elderly parents is crucial. Here are 10 tips on how to have a conversation with your mom or dad.

How to Give Your Kid an Allowance

Doing the mental math already giving you a headache? Never fear. Try these five doable tips to figure how much to dole out to your children.

How to Stop Arguments About Money

Money issues in relationships are common, but there are ways to overcome these problems. Get tips here.